A 57-year-old man has been seriously assaulted in broad daylight close to the centre of Prestwick.

Police say they will retain a presence in the area following the incident in an alley off Main Street.

The man was attacked in an lane next to Johnny Hubbard Court in the town around 4.30pm on Thursday, May 12.

He suffered a serious head injury in the ordeal and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow for treatment.

An investigation has been launched to find out who is responsible for the attack, but police say they don't believe there is a danger to the wider public.

A police cordon will remain in place at the lane, which leads past the headquarters of Streamline Taxis, while the investigation continues.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 4.30pm on Thursday, May 12, 2022, officers were called to a report of a 57-year-old man having been seriously assaulted in Main Street, Prestwick.

"He was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow to be treated for a serious head injury.

"This appears to have been an isolated incident and we do not believe there is any risk to the wider public.

"There will be a continued police presence in the local area as our investigation continues.

"Officers are following a positive line of enquiry."